Laura Van Cutsem

I am an Arts student at the University of Leuven. I study English and Ancient Greek in the second bachelor.

Reading is such a diverse and beautiful gift. When I first started at University, It felt like entering a whole new world and I realised I only knew the top of the iceberg. From famous authors to literary genres – and history and so much more. The field of literature is immense. I decided to document it and to be more intentional with my choice of books I wanted to read.

I quickly discovered some truths about reading classics. Some books simply need more time to finish and it is not necessarily a waste of time to not enjoying a certain author or literary style.

Limiting yourself to reading only classics can be quite overwhelming. And indeed, the field of literature is so much more. Personally, I like reading different literary genres at the same time.